“The Health Colonel” Enlivens Seniors at the Coconut Creek Community Center

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Retired Army Reserve Lt. Colonel Bob Weinstein, who is a well known speaker, writer and beach boot camp instructor, inspired and motivated the senior citizens of the City of Coconut Creek in South Florida at the Coconut Creek Community Center to take charge of their health and focus on what they can do and not on what they can’t.

Retired Army Reserve Lt. Colonel Bob Weinstein, who is a well known speaker, writer and beach boot camp instructor, inspired and motivated the senior citizens of the City of Coconut Creek in South Florida at the Coconut Creek Community Center to take charge of their health and focus on what they can do and not on what they can’t.

With high energy and humor Bob took the seniors on a one hour interactive health and fitness experience at the Coconut Creek Community Center that included inspirational stories and tips on healthy eating, exercise and emotional fitness.

As with many of his speaking engagements real life stories accompany his talk. He told the story about the 9 year old who was terminally ill with cancer and yet requested that the Make-A-Wish Foundation build a rock climbing wall in his memory for his classmates. The message was about the importance of focusing on others.

Another story was about a grandfather in Italy who outlived his family and was alone and lonely.

He said to himself, “I want to overcome my loneliness and have a family again.” So he puts an ad in the local paper which read “Grandfather looking to be adopted by family”.

The response was so overwhelming that he eventually found a loving family. He ended up on radio and television and his ad ran on the front page of several newspapers. The message was to focus on what can be done and that there is always something we can undertake to improve our circumstances. He was able to place an ad and express what he wanted. He overcame his loneliness.

Colonel Weinstein also discussed a very basic tool that just about every senior citizen can use and has access to, a telephone. He challenged them not to wait for someone else to call but to take the initiative to seek contact with others and to especially call those who seem to be a little on the shy side so that no one is left out. The telephone is an excellent tool to perform volunteer work focusing on helping others.

“Use the buddy system and keep the body moving. Work the mind. Seek and take advantage of every opportunity to praise and encourage others and watch your own ‘happiness meter’ go up. Focus on what you can do.”

One of the attendees came up to Bob right after the speaking engagement and stated that the most important tip on exercise she received as someone who has limited range of motion is that body weight exercises can be safely modified making it possible for everyone to keep working the body in the range of motion that is possible for them.

“Whether it’s performing squats, dips or stretching, a simple modification has now made it possible for me to finally get back to a regular complete body exercise program. I always was under the impression that if I cannot perform a squat with the complete range of motion I therefore cannot do the exercise. This has given me new hope at my age of 70.”

For more information on the City of Coconut Creek in Florida go to http://www.coconutcreek.net or contact Joy Mastrocola at 954-545-6670 at the Coconut Creek Community Center.

For more information on Lt. Col. Weinstein go to http://www.NoMoreCryBabies.com or call 305-491-3573.

About Lt. Col. Weinstein:

Lt. Col. Weinstein was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Virginia and spent twenty years in Berlin, Germany; he is retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel with 30 years of service and spent about half of that time as a military instructor with the Command & General Staff College.

He has been featured on radio and television, among others, on the History Channel and Fox Sports Net as well as in various publications such as the Washington Times, RAZOR magazine and the Herald. He is also on the Expert Panel of 24 experts for the New York based company called Affinity Solutions as their Health and Fitness Adviser as a service to other national companies and their employees.

His background is unique and diverse: military instructor, attorney, motivational speaker, wellness coach, certified corporate trainer, and certified personal trainer. Bob is fluent in German and English.

In furthering the health and wellness aspect of his military years, he started his own business "The Health Colonel" and specializes in a military-style workout on Fort Lauderdale Beach that incorporates strength, cardio, flexibility and agility training, both personal training and group sessions.

Bob is known as the Health Colonel and is a motivational speaker on topics of leadership, goal setting, team building, fitness, nutrition, health, wellness and the importance of interrelationships of people. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Florida Speakers Association. You can find out more about his programs at http://www.NoMoreCryBabies.com.

He is also presently writing a book on personal development, health and fitness.

His burning desire is to help others lead healthier and happier lives and reduce some of the preventable health-related suffering and deaths caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

Some of Bob’s clients as a speaker: Sony, American Express, KPMG, AOL Latin America, IBM, AARP and Humana.

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